The Weekender: Celebrate Black History Month

photo via Danny_Eugene

Although there are only a few more days remaining in Black History Month, the celebration is certainly still alive and well in and around the DMV. There are many events in the area that are celebrating and honoring those who made our world what it is today. So with this edition of The Weekender, we’re giving you a few ways you can join in the celebration!

50th Anniversary | The Newseum

The Newseum’s “1965: Civil Rights at 50” exhibit is part of a changing exhibit exploring the relationship between the news media and the civil rights movement in the 1960. Visit and walk through the exhibit to get a visual understanding of the powerful stories, iconic images and historic front pages. Get tickets to see the exhibit here.

Inspiring Eats | 14th Street

Did you know that local favorites Eatonville and Busboys and Poets are actually named in honor of two contemporary African American writers? If not, then you should take the time to visit these delicious dining spots near the U Street Corridor and learnthe history of both the restaurants and the writers.

See a Show | Howard Theatre

Dating all the way back to 1910, Howard Theatre is truly one of a kind. The historic venue launched the careers of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, and many others. The theatre’s vision is to become a premiere venue that leverages art for the empowerment of all people. See a show this weekend to support that vision!

Art & Culture | National Museum of African Art

This modern multi-level museum is a great place to get lost for an afternoon. The museum features world class artwork from more than 900 African cultures, a library of more than 20,000 volumes on African art and culture, and archives for more than 300,000 photographs and films. The best part? As a member of the Smithsonian family, it’s free to visit.